11th June - Law News

Edition 3819: LawNewsIndex is a UK based daily legal news archive on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Jurisprudence, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics & Human Rights since 2011


 Today's Highlighted Video Story: It's a story that has shocked the country - the gangrape of a 17-year-old girl in Hyderabad by six boys - five of them minors belonging to influential families. There is concern that they may be tried as juveniles and therefore get away with lighter punishment. This shows that even in a post-Nirbhaya world, there is no fear of consequences and that even tougher new rape laws may not be enough to deal with this problem
Saturday Conversations on Law

  • Car insurer Geico may have to pay $5m after woman contracts STI in a vehicle #US
  • Rwanda asylum plan: Campaigners failed in an initial legal bid to halt the removals to the east African country, but have confirmed they will take the case to the Court of Appeal on Monday
  • Rape used ‘systematically’ during Lebanon’s civil war, report finds - Levels of torture and sexual violence used by combatants against women and girls during the 15-year conflict shocked investigators
  • Lawyers under fire over Rwanda flight legal challenge | Law Gazette
  • Northern Ireland equality watchdog calls for clarity on post-Brexit funding | Irish Legal News 
  • 'First real scrutiny': Society defends Rwanda flight challenges | Law Gazette 
  • Matheson announces double partner appointment | Irish Legal News
  • College escapes costs over 'slave trade' memorial case | Law Gazette 
  • Jack Lis: Pair jailed for Caerphilly dog attack death - Brandon Hayden, 19, from Penyrheol, Caerphilly, admitted at Cardiff Crown Court to owning or being in charge of a dangerously out of control dog
  • Transgender Sussex paramedic says patients refuse her help - "As I come to the door usually I get 'what are you?'. It's really not okay. I'm a paramedic first and foremost and I'm here to help
  • Do everything to free Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, PM tells ministers - they were captured while with the Ukrainian army and tried as mercenaries by a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine 
  • Four years after he was arrested in a #French village close to the Belgian border, Dino Scala has gone on trial accused of a 30-year series of rapes and sexual assaults 
  • Former cabinet minister Yvette Cooper has revealed that she once hid from PM Tony Blair while she looked after her young child: In her early days in politics, women MPs had been reluctant to be seen "juggling" work and family duties
  • Mishcon’s IPO U-turn highlights risks of going public | Law Gazette
  • CAT prefers opt-in to opt-out in choosing truck cartel claimant - Legal Futures 
  • The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) has announced the appointment of Stiof├ín Nutty as its first-ever chief executive officer | Irish Legal News 
  • Dotcom pioneer buys stake in 'tech ecosystem' specialist firm | Law Gazette
  • Isn’t it frightening that a lone woman seeing a policeman now feels afraid, not reassured? 
  • Online rule committee will be catalyst for digital justice, says Birss - Legal Futures
  • MoJ spent £36m on consultants in three years | Law Gazette 
  • Saxon Mullins, the woman challenging #Australia's rape laws 
  • YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of cyber-criminals streaming fake Elon Musk videos to scam viewers. The criminals are hijacking YouTube accounts and using the videos to promote bogus cryptocurrency giveaways
  • Former #US President Donald Trump orchestrated last year's Capitol riot in an "attempted coup", a congressional inquiry has heard as a hearing opened into the raid 
  • Home Office’s first Rwanda flight threatened by second injunction - Asylum Aid makes legal application to stop flights in challenge to Priti Patel’s offshoring policy 
  • Mishcon puts float on ice as staff at listed firms enjoy share rewards - Legal Futures 
  • Solicitor disciplined over WhatsApp chat loses tribunal claims | Law Gazette 
  • Clyde & Co’s Ross Fairweather qualifies as solicitor advocate | Scottish Legal News
  • Entrepreneurs group takes minority stake in boutique law firm - Legal Futures
  • Spain is considering new laws that would impose fines on supermarkets that bin leftovers and require restaurants to offer doggy bags to customers | Irish Legal News
  • Details of the Duke of Sussex's latest legal claim against the publishers of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday have been aired at a High Court hearing 
  • Ministers asked why they are refusing to release details of PPE contracts for a firm being investigated by the National Crime Agency. The supplier PPE Medpro was reportedly raided by police, along with the home of Tory peer Baroness Mone
  • Shona Young promoted to senior associate at Gilson Gray | Scottish Legal News